Ozzy Osbourne Announces New Album “Patient Number 9”, Shares Video For The Title Track

Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a new album, titled “Patient Number 9,” on September 9. The effort was produced by Andrew Watt and it includes contributions from Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and more.

“Patient Number 9” Track Listing:

01. “Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
02. “Immortal” (feat. Mike McCready)
03. “Parasite” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. “No Escape From Now” (feat. Tony Iommi)
05. “One Of Those Days” (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. “A Thousand Shades” (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. “Mr. Darkness” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
08. “Nothing Feels Right” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. “Evil Shuffle” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. “Degradation Rules” (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. “Dead And Gone”
12. “God Only Knows”
13. “Darkside Blues”

You can find a video for the title track below. The clip was directed by Todd McFarlane, who also created a comic book that will come with select editions of the album. Osbourne said the following:

“The song is about a mental institution. Having someone like Jeff Beck play on my album is just incredible, a total honor. There’s no other guitar player that plays like him and his solo on ‘Patient Number 9‘ is just jaw-dropping.”

Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), P!nk, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters Reveal Special Guests For Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have revealed the special guests that will be joining them during their Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Dave Chappelle, and Chevy Metal.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), and Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters Announce Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters will be paying tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins during some special shows in London, UK and Los Angeles, CA later this year. Here’s the dates:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – KIA Forum

Hawkins’ widow Alison issued the following statement:

“My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor‘s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you has shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.

As Taylor‘s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance. Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.

Taylor‘s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.

In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor‘s legacy and the music he gave us.

Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too.

With gratitude,

Alison Hawkins“

Watch Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins With Live Cover Of Foo Fighters’ “Cold Day In The Sun”

During Pearl Jam‘s May 7 show at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, the band paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins with a live cover of Foo Fighters‘ “Cold Day In The Sun.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Notably, the cover featured Matt Cameron on vocals/guitar, Mark Guiliana (Beat Music, David Bowie, etc.) on drums, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on tambourine.

Watch Sammy Hagar & The Circle Pay Tribute To The Late Taylor Hawkins With Live Cover Of Foo Fighters’ “My Hero”

During their April 29 set at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, Sammy Hagar & The Circle paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins with a live cover of Foo Fighters’ “My Hero.” You can see footage of that below. Hagar said the following about the performance:

“When we were asked by the promoter to fill in for the Foo Fighters at the Beale Street Music Festival, my first reaction was ‘No fucking way!’ We discussed it as a band, and we came up with ‘Why not! Let’s just go play music and you’re at a big ass Circle party for those people, just do what we do!’ Then with Dave Grohl’s blessings we decided to do a broken down version of one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. It felt appropriate. No rehearsal, After all this is rock ‘n’ roll and that’s what it’s all about. Enjoy.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) At New Orleans Jazz Fest

Last night (May 1), Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) during their set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Chad Smith, who had “Taylor” written on his drum set, told the crowd the following:

“We just found out about this two weeks ago, because Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight. We love the Foo Fighters, and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. So this means a lot to us to be able to play for them.”

Smith then went on to have the audience chant “We love you, Taylor.” Notably, Hawkins’ widow Alison and his bandmate Dave Grohl were reportedly in attendance.

[via Blabbermouth]

Late Foo Fighters Drummer/Vocalist Taylor Hawkins Featured On New Cover Of Johnny Winter‘s “Guess I’ll Go Away“

The late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) is featured on a new cover of the late Johnny Winter‘s “Guess I’ll Go Away.“ The track, which features Hawkins on vocals, was recorded with Edgar Winter and Doug Rappaport. The song appears on the new Johnny Winter tribute album “Brother Johnny.“

Edgar commented:

“[‘Guess I’ll Go Away‘] stands out in my mind as the highest energy and hardest rocking song on the entire album. I have always considered it stylistically the most uncharacteristically advanced song Johnny ever wrote, almost a precursor of heavy metal.

Because of this unusual quality we wanted a younger, more energetic, modern approach to the vocal. Our engineer, mixer, and producer (Ross Hogarth) had worked extensively with Taylor and they were very close friends. When Ross suggested Taylor (being such a huge Foo Fighters fan) I said WOW—how perfect. and I know Doug will be absolutely thrilled.

I had only just met Taylor, and barely got to know him, but I was so impressed by his sincerity, positive energy, and pure enthusiasm. He had a unique spontaneous style different from anyone I’ve ever worked with before. I can be very opinionated—but as soon as heard what he was doing, I knew it was best to step back, stay out of the way, and let him do his thing. That session was an experience I will never forget.

When I tried to open a business discussion, he simply would not hear of it. He said—I don’t want ANYTHING for doing this, I just want’a get out there and Rock. And Rock HE DID! I don’t know if it was out of respect for Johnny, a desire to help me in what I was doing, compassion for the nature of the project, or his friendship with Ross. Most probably all these things—but whatever it was, he gave it His ALL!”

Watch Shinedown Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins With Cover Of Foo Fighters’ “Wheels”

During their recent live shows, Shinedown have been paying tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins with a live cover of Foo Fighters’ “Wheels.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that from the band’s April 11 show in Sioux Falls, SD below:

Scott Ian (Anthrax) And His Son Pay Musical Tribute To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Scott Ian (Anthrax) and his 10-year-old son Revel Young Ian recently paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins by performing some partial Foo Fighters covers. You can see footage of that below. Scott Ian commented:

“Paying tribute to Taylor…we’ve been jamming our favorite Foo’s all week. Healing our hearts with the power of rock. We love you Taylor and Dave and Pat and Chris and Nate and Rami. @foofighters #taylorhawkins #patsmear @davestruestories @shifty71 #natemendel #ramijaffee”